I just learned the mnemonic below while reading Caring for a patient with mental illness in the acute care setting (Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, May/June 2013). Remember the word ESCAPE to help you care for a patient with a mental disorder in an acute care setting.
E = Early assessment
S = Symptom identification
C = Choose communication techniques based on symptoms found
A = Assess for history of prior effective treatment
P = Psychiatric medication regime reconciliation and maintenance
E = Eliminate or decrease stressors
For more mnemonics, check out previous blog posts here and here. Have one to share? Please do!
Ahern, J. & Kumar, C. (2013). Caring for a patient with mental illness in the acute care setting. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy!, 11(3).